Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I live just south of Charlotte as well. I see that there really aren't any reputable breeders in this area. I found a AKC Breeder of Merit, but upon searching their website, found they home their puppies at 6 weeks old. RED FLAG!!!
The problem with the parent clubs in any of the areas, really in the whole US, is that they either don't respond or the breeders listed don't have any puppies. It's a huge brick wall.
As mentioned, ideally I'd like a great breeder within driving distance of me (3-4hours of Charlotte). However, I really am not opposed to a fantastic breeder that is further away, I'd just need to make travel arrangements.
As for what I am looking for, I am an ABC & CPDT Certified Dog Trainer. I mostly do obedience (more good manners) with my clients. But, I would love to get my hands wet in the agility and possibly obedience competition. First and foremost, I am looking for a GR as a pet. I will not be showing for conformation or participating in any competition events in the foreseeable future. GR's really appeal to me for their versatility and friendliness most of all.